Ministerial Commitment on comprehensive sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents and young people in Eastern and Southern African

Posted on November 6, 2014 at 9:40 am

In late 2011, under the leadership of UNAIDS and with the support of the Regional Economic Communities (EAC and SADC), the UN initiated a process that aimed to develop and implement a commitment around the needs and rights of young ...

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Findings from the SASA! Study: a cluster randomized controlled trial to assess the impact of a community mobilization intervention to prevent violence against women and reduce HIV risk in Kampala, Uganda

Posted on November 4, 2014 at 10:11 am

Abstract Background Intimate partner violence (IPV) and HIV are important and interconnected public health concerns. While it is recognized that they share common social drivers, there is limited evidence surrounding the potential of community interventions to reduce violence and HIV ...

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Two New Publications on Combatting Gender-Based Violence

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 8:56 am

Besides being associated with the incidence of HIV infections, sexually transmitted infections, unplanned pregnancies, and other health problems, gender-based violence (GBV) is also a human rights violation. Ongoing efforts by government and nongovernmental organizations to address GBV holistically by focusing ...

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Voices against violence: handbook for group leaders.

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 11:11 am

The activities in this curriculum have been developed for Girl Guides and Girl Scout groups, youth organizations, schools and other groups to use. This curriculum provides knowledge, skills and opportunities to change attitudes and to help stop the violence against ...

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Women’s perceptions of effects of war on intimate partner violence and gender roles in two post-conflict West African countries

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 9:20 am

Background: The aim of this paper is to explore women’s perceptions of the causes of intimate partner violence (IPV) in West Africa, and the ways in which they understand these causes to interact with the experiences of war. Methods: The ...

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Handbook for Religious and Cultural Leaders Engaging Communities to End Female Genital Mutilation

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 11:13 am

This publication from FEMNET is part a behaviour change communication tool intended to expand the engagement of men in religious and cultural institutions to reach out to their communities to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation – FGM in Meru and Tharaka. ...

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Addressing Sexual Violence in and beyond the ‘Warzone’

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Conflict-related sexual violence remains pervasive across the globe, and its widespread use has been reported in Rwanda, Liberia, Northern Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Iraq, Libya and Syria. As world leaders prepare to gather in London for the Global ...

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Literature Review on Sexuality and Poverty

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 11:59 am

This review of the evidence on sexuality and poverty is undertaken by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) as part of a larger Accountable Grant from the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID). DFID is increasingly interested in understanding ...

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Responding to the Impact of Gender-Based Violence: An Annotated Bibliography for Integrated Family Planning and Gender-Based Violence Services

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 11:55 am

The RESPOND Project is pleased to announce the publication of Responding to the Impact of Gender-Based Violence: An Annotated Bibliography for Integrated Family Planning and Gender-Based Violence Services. A compilation of the most current and relevant resources on the integration ...

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